I will confirm once again that the City plans to hold both the annual Australia Day family breakfast event at Coogee Beach and the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony on January 26 next year. MAXWELL Weedon presents a well reasoned argument for the ‘no’ vote on same sex marriage (Fremantle Gazette, September 26).
He makes some valid points about DNA following genetic codes determining an individual’s characteristics and that surgery or medication does not change “in-born anatomical pathways of development”.
He carefully avoids mentioning that changes can occur naturally in DNA, which cause many variations in the developing embryos.
Genetic tendencies to medical problems is an example of these.
Other variations give us the great composers and musicians, artists, exceptional actors and sportspeople, as well as geniuses and those with different sexual orientations. These are all part of the human spectrum.
Why should the people affected by one of those variations be deemed unworthy of sharing the same experiences as anyone else?
Changing the marriage act will allow same-sex partners to enjoy the same benefits, in law, heterosexual couples currently enjoy.